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12 Volt Accessories Question

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Jason71, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Jason71

    Jason71 Active Member

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    Thinking about situations like days out or camping and using something like a 12v electric cool box can someone answer the following about the Model 3.

    Does it have Standard 12v accessory sockets ( i.e. the old cigarette lighter type)
    If so how many does it have and where are they in the car?
    Assuming the answer is yes do they stay powered on when the car is not in use?
    Assuming yes to that does using them when the car is not in use cause any issues such as stopping the car from sleeping?
     
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    Rtfm and yes it does
     
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    Yes it has one in the Centre Console quite hard to find, not sure if it stops the Car sleeping.
     
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    Jason - i appreciate your question! Assume your car has now arrived - did you answer the will it still chill overnight question?
     
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    According to the manual, the 12v socket is only powered if the car is 'awake' so it won't stay on all night unless it's in camp mode
     
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  6. Jason71

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    I never bought one in the end just got a good Coleman that can keep stuff cool for days without power (given enough ice)
     
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    Checked out some google reviews on the Coleman ones and that does sound good! Don’t need one yet - but now I know that’s the one - thanks!

    @Mr H - Re camp mode, yeah I’d be using that overnight, but not while out walking in the day so the ‘old school’ version sounds the best option here - thanks!
     
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    Now THAT is a serious piece of kit! Looks really good for a serious camper - far beyond my current needs - I’ll see how I go with long life snacks/nothing too perishable before I invest in either! But two very strong choices here!
     
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    We take it on out European road trips and as it has mains power it's saved us a fortune on hotel breakfasts as they average around 12 euro EACH, soon mounts up on a 2 week trip
     
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